Head to Winster for unusual plants from around the world!


Catherine Roth meets the woman who has created a nursery that specialises in unusual, stunning plants.

RARE and unusual plant varieties, originally brought to the UK by Victorian plant hunters travelling the world in search of new species, can be found in a small nursery in the Peak District. Christine Lewzey has been single-handedly running Peak Cottage Plants in the historic village of Winster since establishing it back in 1996. She had always wanted to set up her own business and opening a plant nursery from her home enabled her to pursue her love of plants while bringing up her young children…